Category Archives: NIGERIAN HISTORY

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: AN UNFAMILIAR PATROL CRAFT(P2000 WATERCRAFT?) OF THE NIGERIAN NAVY…POSSIBLY ONE OF SIX PLATFORMS REFURBISHED BY TP MARINE

What make of patrol craft, most likely refurbished, is this?

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BOKO HARAM: THE DANGERS OF APPEASEMENT

President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo(in the background) VANGUARD February 25, 2012 The Orbit By Obi Nwakanma It is not compromise. Compromise is a pragmatic means of negotiation. Appeasement is giving in to conditions that equal blackmail. It … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN TROOPS BAN MOTORCYCLES IN NORTH CENTRAL STATE

Troops of the Special Task Force inspect bomb-making materiel.In the background,an Otokar Cobra APC JOS, Nigeria, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) Nigerian troops operating in central north Plateau State on Sunday banned commercial motorcycles from streets at night in the state capital … Continue reading

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RECAP: NIGERIA’S DEFENCE MINISTRY TO RENEW TIES WITH GERMANY

SUNDAY TRIBUNE Sunday, 20 Feb. 2011 In continuation of reform of the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Defence has reaffirmed its determination to renew partnership with the German Technical Advisory Group (G-TAG) which had been of immense assistance to the … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM: UN HQTRS CAR BOMBING IN NIGERIA KILLS 18

Suspected Boko Haram militant in military custody By BASHIR ADIGUN, Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) A car loaded with explosives crashed into the main United Nations’ building in Nigeria’s capital and exploded Friday, killing at least 18 people in one … Continue reading

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BEHOLD THE FACE OF NIGERIA’S FIRST SUICIDE BOMBER

Manga Mohammed bids farewell to his comrades as he prepares to commence the 885 kilometer road trip from Maiduguri to Abuja, where launched a devastating suicide bomb attack against the national headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force Aged 35, he … Continue reading

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THE ABEOKUTA MUTINY AND THE COUNTER-COUP OF JULY 1966

How civil war compromised discipline in Nigerian Army, by Okoli SOURCE: http://www.ngrguardiannews.com (Guardian Newspapers of Nigeria) By MADU ONUORAH Col Peter John Okoli retired as Commander, Nigerian School of Artillery, Kachai, Kaduna State in September 1990. He enlisted into the … Continue reading

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